More Birthday Party Planning Ideas
If you do not own any suitable table linens, but you are not interested in using the paper ones, plain colored sheets can be put to work as substitutes. Remember to place some felt or other heavy material under your table linens to protect your tables from being damaged by heat or moisture.
Arranging to have your home cleaned professionally the day before your party will save you lots of time and effort. (This works really well if you hate doing housework!) Before the party date, take a quick walk around your home and de-clutter shelves, tabletops and any other surfaces. This can also help prevent any of your treasures from getting broken during the party.
You might want to consider assigning each of your children (and your spouse) a task that will help you prepare for the birthday party. Keep an eye on them and make sure that each task gets completed. Bear in mind that your guests are not there to inspect your home - they are coming over to have a great time at your party!
If you find yourself running around doing lots of last minute chores on the day of your party, start handing out tasks to anyone who offers to help! You do not have to do everything yourself!
The key to planning a fantastic party is organization! Do the best you can, let others help you when they ask and follow these simple tips. This will ensure that you will have a great birthday party that even you as the host/hostess can enjoy.